Look at this dramatic video of the Getty Fire near Los Angeles, California.
This apocalyptic scene of the Getty Fire looking like lava was shot early this morning around 3 am on the west side of the 405, a half-mile north of Getty Center!
This video of the Getty fire glowing like lava just at the doors of Los Angeles is truely terrifying.
**NEW VIDEO**— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 28, 2019
The #GettyFire is burning along the side of the 405 Freeway, as mandatory #evacuations are put in effect this morning. Thank you to all the first responders in the Los Angeles area and rest of CA battling these fires!! pic.twitter.com/650fR2lXaU
According to the latest news reports, the Getty fire broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. along the 405 Freeway near the Getty Center.
The fire then rapidly spread to the south and west toward neighborhoods, burning more than 600 acres and sending people fleeing from their homes in the dark.
Now look at the pictures of the incandescent soil… They are also pretty impressive:
Reminder: Wildfires are often fought by people who are incarcerated, and in return for their life saving efforts are denied the opportunity to become fire fighters when they come home.— Isaac Bryan (@ib2_real) October 28, 2019
Remember ALL of the first responders. #GettyFire #LAfires pic.twitter.com/JCKwi2KB5n
At least eight homes have been destroyed in the blaze and another five have been damaged.
Some homes that were destroyed are adjacent to another property that didn’t sustain any damage. Pretty weird, no?
savannah and i were driving on the 405 when we saw this big green light and then two small little fires. we immediately pulled over and called LAFD and 10 minutes later it turned into this big fire. for those near getty center, please stay safe and follow evacuation orders ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ochLNiaUNW— may (@lunimayx) October 28, 2019
About 10,000 structures have been placed under mandatory evacuation orders.
The evacuation zone — Mulholland Drive on the north side, the 405 on the east, Sunset Boulevard on the south and Temescal Canyon Road on the west — remains in place.